Oct 5, 2012 3:00pm EDT
. >> cover the kids' ears. "sesame street" is now a political football. mitt romney shot at funding pbs at wednesday's debate. >> today, president obama took it on as well. >> for all you moms and kids out there, don't worry, somebody is finally getting tough on big bird. rounding him up. elmo's got to watch out too. governor romney plans to let wall street run wild again, but he's going to bring down the hammer on "sesame street." >> i know everybody wants to be sympathetic to big bird and to "sesame street." i love the product. it was started the year i was born. >> thanks, bring that up. >> why does taxpayer money need to go to a product that is clearly so profitable? they have toys. they have games. they make money from licensing and revenue. why do taxpayers have to subsidize that? as a stand alone business, "sesame street" will do just fine. >> doesn't the profit from all those toys go to the nonprofit group? there's a children's television workshop that gets the money. >> they nonprofit, so why does taxpayer money subsidize a nonprofit? >> you can make an argument easily that hel
Oct 9, 2012 3:00pm EDT
street." >> i'm going to stop the subsidy to pbs. >> mitt romney taking on our enemies, no matter where they nest. >> oh, god. it must be political season, bill. >> you think? >> an ad like that may explain why the obama campaign has seen a major reversal of fortune from heavy hitters on wall street. >> employees of big banks did more financially for the obama campaign than anybody else donating a total of over $3.4 billion. that was in 2008. now they've gone the other way giving more to romney than anybody else. so does wall street -- are they using its money as a weapon to strike back at all the bashing from the white house over the last four years? how much does it change the top? with us is zach and larry mcdonald. zach, this -- wall street has been a troubled industry anyway. you think that has something to do with their view of the administration right now, yes? >> yeah, i mean, first of all with the lead-in of that commercial to this, i'm having a hard time fully taking this segment seriously. >> well, it is -- >> can you take it seriously with that ad? >> that's what i'm saying.